During his last round of U.S. dates performing Joy Division’s two studio albums last September, bassist Peter Hook dropped by Amoeba Music in Hollywood for an interview in which he discusses the making of Closer, working with late producer Martin Hannett, the band’s adoption of synths (“I’ve never been interested in keyboards. I hate them”) and much more. Check out the full eight-and-a-half minute interview.
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